Written Answers. - Farm Retirement Scheme.

Michael Creed

Ceist:

221 Mr. Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development if a person (details supplied) in County Cork is entitled to the farm retirement scheme. [27583/01]

This application for the early retirement scheme was submitted in July 2001 but had to be returned because essential documentation was missing. The application was re-submitted on 22 October 2001 and is currently being examined by my Department's inspectorate. The applicant will be notified of the outcome when this examination is complete.